The Bernese Oberland is one of the most spectacularly beautiful regions of Switzerland. It is well worth a visit during the winter as well as during the summer months. The combination of snow-capped mountain peaks, fresh air, summer heat, crystal blue lakes, jagged rocks and lush rolling green hills will quickly fascinate you. From the romantic shores of Lake Thun to the endless forests to the snow-capped peaks, one highlight follows the other.
Interlaken is a good place from which to explore the central and eastern region of the Bernese Oberland. This small town lays between two lakes, Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, and is close to the triple peaks of the Jungfrau, Mönch and Eiger mountains. Take a train or cable car to one of the many vantage points from which to view the incredible surroundings, or get on a cruise on one of the two crystal-clear, blue water lakes; e.g. on Lake Brienz to visit the woodcarving village of Brienz or the unique Ballenberg Open-Air Museum presenting “Switzerland as it used to be”.
A 40-minute trip east of Interlaken you will find the skiing and hiking center of Grindelwald. This typical Swiss village is situated at the northern face of the Eiger. Unlike Wengen or Muerren over the ridge, Grindelwald is accessible by car and bus. From Grindelwald you can take the Jungfrau Railway up to the Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe at 3,454 m (11,330 ft) above sea level and often referred to as “Top of Europe”. Grindelwald offers a network of cable-cars leading up to numerous short- and long-distance trails throughout the region and beyond.
It’s difficult to overstate how stunning the Lauterbrunnen Valley is – even seasoned Alpinists shrug their shoulders and call it the most beautiful valley in Europe! An immense U-shaped valley (the world’s deepest) with bluffs on either side rising 1,000 meters (3,280 ft) sheer, doused by some 72 waterfalls including the famous Trummelbach falls, it is utterly spectacular. The Lauterbrunnen village itself lies on the valley floor, while the slopes above host two of Switzerland’s most appealing resorts: Muerren to the west is the transfer point for a dramatic ride up the longest cable railway in the Alps to the Piz Gloria on the Schilthorn peak, while Wengen to the east is a stop on the train line up to the Kleine Scheidegg and the Jungfraujoch.
Take a trip up one of the several accessible mountains for a great day out and stunning views
Walk along the Aare Gorge
Visit one of several waterfalls – Trummelbach, Geissenbach, Reichenbach
Stroll through Brienz or Thun
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